Critical to the study of every aspect of early America, Early American Imprints contains virtually every known book, pamphlet and broadside published in America between 1640 and the first two decades of the 19th century—more than 75,000 printed items in all. This remarkably comprehensive collection is based on renowned bibliographies by Charles Evans and Roger Bristol and by Ralph R. Shaw and Richard H. Shoemaker. It has recently been expanded with newly discovered items from the holdings of the Library Company of Philadelphia and the American Antiquarian Society. Each imprint is expertly indexed and may be browsed by genre, subjects, author, history of printing, place of publication, and language. Subjects include economics and trade; government; health; historic events; labor; languages; law and crime; literature; military; peoples; philosophy; politics; religion; science and technology; society, manners and customs; and theology.
Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans, 1639-1800 has been hailed as the definitive resource for researching every aspect of 17th- and 18th-century America. This incomparable digital collection contains virtually every book, pamphlet and broadside published in America over a 160-year period.… Learn more.
Early American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker, 1801-1819 provides a comprehensive set of American books, pamphlets and broadsides published in the early part of the 19th century. It is based on the noted “American Bibliography, 1801-1819” by Ralph R. Shaw and Richard… Learn more.
Early American Imprints, Evans and Shaw-Shoemaker—the definitive resource for researching every aspect of 17th-, 18th-, and early 19th-century America—have been dramatically expanded. From the acclaimed holdings of the Library Company of Philadelphia comes a broad range of recently uncovered books, pamphlets… Learn more.
This dramatic expansion of the venerable Evans and Shaw-Shoemaker digital collections of Early American Imprints makes available more than 5,350 rare and unique early American printed documents, all catalogued by the American Antiquarian Society. For today’s students and scholars of early American history,… Learn more.